A house isn’t a home without a plant: 6 hardy houseplants
Plants transform our living spaces indoors and out, but those that are invited into our homes do more for us than we do for them. The fact that they absorb the carbon dioxide we eliminate and produce, through photosynthesis, the oxygen we breathe in, make us well-suited roommates.
Much research has been done on the benefits of keeping houseplants. Studies show plants make you happy and improve your mood, give you a sense of well-being, reduce stress, anxiety and depression, enhance cognitive function and boost creativity. Plants enhance our quality of life.
Common houseplants remove chemical pollutants from your home through a process called phytoremediation. Research studies done by NASA have shown that plants can remove up to 87 per cent of volatile organic compounds (VOCS) every 24 hours, as well as other gases and air toxins. Tests have been done on many specific varieties and are still continuing. In order to get the most health benefits from your plants it is recommended that you have one plant for every 10 square yards (90 square feet) of space in your home.
Plants are beneficial that’s true but what if you’re not beneficial for plants? There are several plants that can survive even the brownest of thumbs. So why not give one a try? Bring a houseplant a home and benefit yourself.